Tag Archives: Chris Clark

Political Notes – Some sympathy (if not tea) for Sen. Isakson

Sen. Johnny Isakson doesn’t seem to have suffered any poll damage from last week’s announcement that he has Parkinson’s disease . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , Charlie Flemming , Chris Clark , GSBA , Johnny Isakson , Rob Woodall , trade bill , wetland buffer zones

Deal signs bill cracking down on ‘patent trolling’

A new state law prohibits the controversial business practice known as ‘patent trolling’ . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Georgia Chamber , Nathan Deal , patent trolls

Business, education leaders support Common Core

Georgia Chamber of Commerce assembles a coalition to advocate the implementation of Common Core standards for public schools . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Common Core , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Hank Huckaby

Political Notes – Sebelius reminds lawmakers that Obamacare is ‘the law’

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells legislators holding their annual meeting in Atlanta that Obamacare is no longer a political debate — it’s a settled issue . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Supreme Court , insurance exchanges , Kathleen Sebelius , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Zell Miller

Political Notes – Early poll has Deal well ahead of Pennington

Nathan Deal has a strong lead over David Pennington in an early poll of the Republican primary for governor; early fundraising numbers from the 1st Congressional District race . . .

Tags: Bob Johnson , Buddy Carter , Chris Clark , compounding pharmacy , corrections department , David Pennington , lethal injection , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Tom Graves

Deal signs ‘right to work’ bills

Bills reaffirming Georgia’s status as a “right to work” state are signed into law . . .

Tags: AFL-CIO , Charlie Flemming , Chris Clark , Ed Lindsey , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Hunter Hill , Nathan Deal , right to work , union labor

Prospects are dark for solar energy bill

With a big assist from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Georgia Power keeps the lid on a bill that would promote cheaper, solar-generated electricity . . .

Tags: Buddy Carter , Casey Cagle , Chris Clark , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia Power , Ross Tolleson , solar power , Tim Echols

Congress votes to repeal business tax withholding provision

Legislation to repeal a tax withholding requirement on businesses that contract with the government is passed by Congress and sent to President Obama . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , business tax , Chris Clark , Congress , repeal

Chamber hires Callaway to head transportation group

Georgia Chamber of Commerce hires a veteran highway lobbyist from Florida to head up its campaign for passage of the T-SPLOST transportation tax . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Doug Callaway , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , T-SPLOST

Political Notes – Chattooga could have first private water project

Chattooga County could be one of the first local governments to take advantage of the new state law that authorizes public-private partnerships to develop water infrastructure projects . . .

Tags: Chattooga County , Chris Clark , Department of Community Health , federal healthcare act , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Nathan Deal appointments , PeachCare , reservoirs , water resource projects